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Gimme Some Lovin’ star Spencer Davis dies during treatment for pneumonia

Gimme Some Lovin’ star Spencer Davis dies during treatment for pneumonia

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Singer and musician Spencer Davis, who founded The Spencer Davis Group, has died while being treated for pneumonia, his agent has said.The star, who had hits with songs including Keep On Running and Gimme Some Lovin' in the 1960s, died in hospital, aged 81. As fans paid tribute on social media, Bob Birk, his agent of more than 30 years, said in a statement sent to Sky News: "He was a very good friend."He was a highly ethical, very talented, good-hearted, extremely intelligent, generous man. He leaves behind his long time, domestic partner, June and three adult children."He will be missed." ...
New drug shows promise for pneumonia caused by COVID-19, study finds

New drug shows promise for pneumonia caused by COVID-19, study finds

Health
April 6 (UPI) -- Researchers may have identified a new drug that can reduce the lung damage associated with COVID-19. The antiviral EIDD-2801 was effective in mice at preventing severe pneumonia caused by the new coronavirus, which has likely been a key driver of serious disease and death in some of those infected, according to findings published Monday in the journal Science Translation Medicine. The drug has now finished testing in mice and will begin human clinical trials later this spring, the authors said. "This new drug not only has high potential for treating COVID-19 patients, but also appears effective for the treatment of other serious coronavirus infections," co-author Ralph Baric, professor of epidemiology at UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, said in s...
Cases of new viral pneumonia in China surpass 200

Cases of new viral pneumonia in China surpass 200

Health
China has reported a sharp rise in the number of people infected with a new coronavirus, including the first cases in the capitalBy YANAN WANG and KEN MORITSUGU Associated PressJanuary 20, 2020, 9:34 AM4 min readBEIJING -- China reported a sharp rise in the number of people infected with a new coronavirus on Monday, including the first cases in the capital. The outbreak coincides with the country's busiest travel period, as millions board trains and planes for the Lunar New Year holidays. Health authorities in the central city of Wuhan, where the viral pneumonia appears to have originated, said an additional 136 cases have been confirmed in the city, which now has a total of 198 infected patients. As of the weekend, a third patient had died, bringing the death toll to three. Two individua...

China reports 4 more cases in viral pneumonia outbreak

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Four more cases have been identified in a viral pneumonia outbreak in a central Chinese city that has killed two and prompted the United States and others to take precautionary measuresByThe Associated PressJanuary 18, 2020, 8:57 AM2 min readBEIJING -- Four more cases have been identified in a viral pneumonia outbreak in the central Chinese city of Wuhan that has killed two people and prompted countries as far away as the United States to take precautionary measures. The latest cases bring to 45 the number of people who have contracted the illness, the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission said Saturday. Five are in serious condition, two died and 15 have been discharged. The others are in stable condition. The cause of the pneumonia has been traced to a new type of coronavirus. Health autho...
China pneumonia: Sars ruled out as dozens fall ill in Wuhan

China pneumonia: Sars ruled out as dozens fall ill in Wuhan

Health
A mysterious viral pneumonia that has infected dozens in central China is not Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (Sars), health chiefs have said.They also discounted bird flu and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, and said investigations were continuing.A total of 59 cases have been reported in the city of Wuhan, seven of which are considered critical.The outbreak prompted Singapore and Hong Kong to bring in screening processes for travellers from the city.An epidemic of the potentially deadly, flu-like Sars virus killed more than 700 people around the world in 2002-03, after originating in China. Mystery virus probed in Wuhan The people who risked their lives to stop the virus In a statement posted on its website late on Sunday, t...